A six year old spit out Tom Colicchio's food on a stage in Washington earlier this week, reported Tim Carman of The Washington Post. Part of the Great American Family Dinner Challenge, Austin Jackson rejected two dishes prepared by teams of top chefs cooking meals based on a food stamp budget of $10 per family.
Dish one he coughed out was a shredded carrot, apple raisin salad, and a beef stir-fry made by Colicchio and Maria Hines of Tilth in Seattle. Dish two that was rejected included a frisee and avocado salad, with chicken thighs and a vegetable quinoa from Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita of Kirkland, Washington. "He circled numerous unhappy faces on his judges scorecard," wrote Carman.
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